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MONDAY, JULY 13, 1014.
PLATTSMOUTH SEftil-WEEKLY JCURMAL.
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Pho!o by Corre!!, Lincoln
The above engraving, from a photograph taken less than a year ago,'
represents one of 15 University buildings on the present city campus in, Lin-,
coin, which the "removalists" or so-called "concentrationists" ask the people
cf Nebraska to abandon and convert into junk. Do you believe it is good
business to wantonly waste 15 buildings like this?
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LIBRARY BUILDING
Built of St. Louis pressed ln-iek. ivd sandstone triinniings, slate roof, tire proof book
rooms, reeled lS..'l-r. Cost, with lixi-d tallis, -?110,.jUU dejtit ri;nion, 17 years, up to 1012.
1S?7S5. Estimated present value. 'J1,713.
A larjre part of the library li.vtures cannot be moved without d'stroyiii them. Hence, t li
best contractors agree that to reproduce the library buiblinir and fixtures on the State Panii
will cost 130.000.
Not Exactly Tumbling- Down, Is It?
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The above engraving, from a photograph taken less than a year ?. :
represents cne of 15 University buildings on the present city campus it; L -coin.
v;hich th3 'removalists' cr so-called "concentrationists" ask the people
cf Nebraska to abanden and convert into junk. Do you believe it i5
business to wantonly waste 15 braidings like this?
UNIVERSITV OF NEBRASKA NEBRASKA HALL
General sciemo building. Iluilt of cojuiii'jii brick, sandstone foim-iaiior
mins, slate roof. Erected lbS7-S. Co.st -ilJiOl) remodeled in VM), at cot c: .
preeiation, 21 years up to 101 L is about Si7?O0U. Kstiinated present value '2v-;. 1.
To replace on the State Farm in n.odern fire proof const ructi(n, a building-::,;
braska Hall in lloor spate will cost 105,000. Ilemoval will destroy vl?ul S v;
present fixtures in Nebraska Hall.
THE BEST CAMPUS.
The younpr men and women who come
from the farms of Xcbra-ka 1o take a
four years' c-ursc at o:ir university, are
with few exceptions seckir.iz and expect
ing fot:r years cf periert hard work.
They have ro time for c'ay dreaming.
Knowing this fact. Charb-tte C. Worley.
of Alliance, classes cf '0i and '00. has
this to say in favor of the present city
campus as contracted witli tiie idal
campus pictured by the removaiists in
their dream of a "uniried university":
Say all you want to for t'.ie refining
influence cf a beaut. ful park, can it be
called an Inspiration to strenuous l2bor?
The human mind has long associated
lovely grounds w:th leisure, recreation,
relaxation and rest. . . . Parks mean
everything to the sn'-it-in, fsgrjed cut
denizen of the city. Eut 4o they mean
tnuch to plecsure-eeking youth, whom
we are trying to inspire with a vim fcr
the hard worK of life?
"To my mind that campus will be te
most inspiring to strenuous endeavor that
takes on at least naif the aspeararce of
t.ie business house, and office building,
half the appearance of a work shod as
vill as the ssmblance of pleasure grounds.
And a forty-acre tunidtng plat set in the
i kist of 3 h;rd wcrk'nrj city is more in- ;
m ratim to rra' s'l oreir.e ''art than
or tit i th center cf a ast tract of
parkitg. reiehmi far out o.i every side."
Lincoln Dally Star.
This "Ricketty" Could You?
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Copyright, 1SI4-, By University Homs
Copyright, 13U, Ey University Home
There are fifteen huildiu
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U'i-J CI TP.e umvpr'tv l-n-,n t hi- f.tv
campus, seven of winch are either fire-rr-Q
rr semi-f.rt-prcof structures.
These buildings have cost the state a lit
tle less than one million dollars for their
construction; they are today accommo
dating three thousand students.
Upon the present campus, the univer
sity housed in these fifteen buildings has
taken rank amor.g the first universities
of the United S.tes. It is contended
that these buildings have become inade
quate and obsolete; that we ought to
have more fresh air, landscape garden
ing, and such like; and to this end we
must abandon this plant and start all
over. In other word's, we are to junk
this property for purely sentimental rea
sons. There isn't a building on the campus
much over forty years of age. Other
great universities like Harvard. Vale
and Princeton are nyw occupying build
ings over one hundred years old and ro
suggestion is ever made that these build
ups h?ve become a.uiqu.ved an 'I for that
reason must be abandoned. E. M. Pol
Icrd. '93, in Xcbrmka State Journal.
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Campus Extension Committee
Hi A f'jiu
CURS A UNIVERSITY FOR ALL.
Located on the present campus the
advantages of our university are within
the reach of any ambitious and ener
getic boy or girl. It is within easy
walking distance of the business center
of the city of Lincoln, where nearly a
thousand students secure employment
and earn in whole or in part the money
necessary for their education. Removal
to the state farm places the university
btyond the reach of many of these, the
most deserving of our consideration.
Will the people of Nebraska consent to
the placing of our university beyond the
reach of those who toil in order to sur
round it with more beautiful landscape
and scenery fur the benefit of those who
can live without work?
Records show that many hundreds of
Nebraska's best known graduates earned
'their education. The log cabin and sod
house have produced more greatness
than ever sprung from marble fronts.
Too much luxury neutralizes energy and
stunts or destroys mentality. Keep the
university where it is and give the poor
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uoy a cnance. i rant: u. i-ajcr, 93, at
Lincoln Daily Star.
THE HIGH-BROW RECOMMENDA
TIONS. The commission unanimously and em
phatically makes the following recom
mendations: 1 That the policy of concentration
upon the farm campus be adopted and
put into effect in such a way as to mini
mize the inconveniences and economic
disadvantages incident to such a change.
Evidently there is but one way to
"minimize the conveniences and eco
nomic disadvantages incident to such a
dungc," and that is to have enough
mcrey to accomplish th-.- change in net
to exceed four or live years. And to
hav? enough money to make the change
in that time, means a special tax levy
of not less than two or three mills per
year during the transition period.
2 The commission urges the immedi
ate purchase of as much land contiguous
to the present farm site as can be secured
on reasonable terms.
Hidently recognizing the fact that
there is not room enough on the 320
acres of the state farm for both the uni
versity and the school of agriculture.
"Land contiguous to the present farm
campus" is now covered with dwelling
houses and other buildi:ivjs. and is not
to be had on much more "reasonable
terms" than the six city l locks adjoining
the city campus. Besides this recom
mendation is no part of the issues raised
by House Roll 343 upon which the ref
erendum will be taken in November.
3 The commission urges the purchase
cf additional farming land as close to the
present farm campus as the conditions
permit. An agjregate minimum of 640
acres available for farm purposes Is
deemed by the commission as absolutely
essential to metrt the needs of the great
agricultural state of Nebraska.
The tirst part of th:s recommenda
tii ii is worthy of serious consideration
by the next legislature. The state now
rents about 10'J acres for carrying on ag
ricultural experiments, an 1 really ought
to own every acre needed to make the
agricultural school a greater power for
gocd. And if 040 acres "available for
farm X'''rP"Ses'' is the very leat we
should have to attain the best results,
why, in the name of common sense, re
duce the amount available by moving
the universitv colleges out there?
A WAY TO AVOID LOSS.
"After reading the report cf commission
of college presidents, and noting that th
smal.fst campus area quoted is Purdue
with f.fty acres. I am puzzled to know why
you thir.k tat Nebraska needs only thir-ty-nire.
Most of the present buildings
z re badly In need cf repairing I under
stand that University Hall has practical
ly aeen condemned. As tie old trick and
maleriais could be used in the construct
rg cf new buildings cn the new campus,
it seems ta me that there could not be
great t;ss there." Miss Elizabeth Bren
,zer, Omaha, Class cf 'C3.
"V' u tay that mot of the present
buildings are in need of repairing.'
That is a cond-tion that often happens
in buddings which are practically new,
and it is not unthinkable that if the uni
versity were located at: the state farm
you might be able to make the same
-tatc nn-nt. If the present buildings are
badly in need c f repair, then it simply
means that either the legislature or the
board cf regents have been negli
gent. . . .
"The facts :.bout University Hall are
substantially as follows: It was built in
1.0, and the style of architecture which
was then in vogue is now considered
quite antique. Those who are qualified
to pass upon such matters assure me
that it is a crood. substantial building
and would stand for li f ty years longer
a its old-fashioned architecture does not
cause it to be torn down and replaced
by a more modern building.
"The problem of moving from the
present campus to the farm is not quite
so simple as it would be for the child
with building blocks to tear down the
toy structures in the back yard and place
hem upon the front lawn. The old
brick and materials in the buildings on
the prc-ent campus would be of little
use in constructing new buildings on the
new campus. The removalists do not
for a moment contemplate an- such
plan. It would be quite out of harmony
with the plan of building an ideal uni
verMty at the state farm. If removal
hot-.ld carry, it would be necessary to
erect every new building there of the
best materials and according to the lat
est ideas of building construction. The
buildings on the prc-ent campus would
be of no value whatever in building up
an ideal university at the state farm."
RcJ-ty by L'i:i; rrsity Home Campus Ex
SOME REMOVAL FIGURES.
The chief architect of the university
sas that if we are to replace upon the
farm or elsewhere the same floor space
now in use upon the city campus, it will
cost $1,100,000. These fifteen buildings
on the city campus are now in use, and,
as 1 have suggested, are serving over
three thousand students.
If we are to remove, it seems to me a
fair estimate of the value to the state
of these fifteen buildings is what it will
cost to replace them elsewhere.
It is estimated by the university archi
tect that it will cost a little over'SJ'-bOOO
to move the fixtures and equipment of
the university to the farm. The value
placed by him upon the conduits, tun
nels, sidewalks, fence, and heating plant,
when measured from the point of cost
of replacing at the farm is $42,000. The
loss in equipment in the different build
ings, which would be ruined by removal
or which could not be removed at all, is
In other vords, if removal carries this
fall, the taxpayers of the state will have
to pay out of the three-fourths of a mill
levy, $1,240,000 before they furnish the
students and faculty of the university
the same accompodations that they are
now enjoying upon the city campus.
E. M. Pollard, '93, in Nebraska State
INJURED BY REMOVAL.
I am of the opinion, and I speak as a
farmer who has kept in close touch with
the school of agriculture, that the great
work it has done and is doing in build
ing up agriculture in Nebraska will be
greatly crippled, if not destroyed, in
case removal carries; and this regard
less of whether one-fourth mill of the
three-fourths mill levy is used for the
erection of buildings for the accommo
dation of the agricultural wing of the
university or not. You can -not. mix
high ' school students with " college stu
dents any more than you can mix-oil
with water. ' '
The placing of three thousand college
students upon the farm campus with five
hundred high school boys can have noth
ing but a disastrous effect. Not only
this, but yen virtually destroy the farm
for: experimental and farm purposes.
E.'M. Pollard. '93. Xebraska Statt
EVENT AT HOME OF MR.
AND lilRS. EISINGER
A ni.- (i-digiitfiil f-at ln-rintr was
11 at Hie In mil' uf Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob McismxT, in this city, yes
terday in honor of the .sixty-first
birthday of Mrs. Meisiimer. The
children had arraiiired the sur
prise unbeknown to their parents,
and the lirst, intimation the
worthy mother received of the
pleasant event awaiting her was
when the three suns, C. J. Mei
sinper and family, (ieore I. Me
sinuer. jr., and family, and John
Mei-iiiLier, jr., and family arrived
from their country home with well
laden baskets with all manner of
;-'o... Ihinirs to eat. The children.
on their arrival, took possession
of the home and arranged a splen
did dinner, which was certainly
eujoed to the utmost by the
merry crowd and the occasion
will be lonr remembered most
pleasantly by this worthy lady, the
passing of who -e milestone it rep
relented. After the enjoyment of
the sumptuous dinner the after
noon was spent in visiting and
having- a .general good time until
late in the afternoon, when the
child!"n departed for their homes.
Hesid.es the family there were
present Rev. J. II. Sieger. Mrs.
Nicholas Halmes, Mr. Conrad
Meisinger and daughter, Tillie.
A well located and attractive
residence. Fie large rooms,
partly niode.-n. Stairway to
floored attic. Cemented basement
with separate rooms fur laundry,
canned fruit and vegetables.
Ample ground of to h.;s, Iarjre
lawn and garden, with plenty of
shade, fruit and lloweis. Price
reduced to two-thirds of. actual
ahi'' for quick sale. Change of
location by owner his reason for
this saeritk-e. Terms, half cah,
balance long- time at 5 per cent.
Deal with owner and save com
inissjnn. Tin s, M. Carter.
William Brantner Injured.
William lirantner is nursing a
very sore head as the result of an
injury he received while engaged
at work in the Parniele livery
barn. He was running a buriry
out of the barn when a buy
pole that was stored in the loft
in some manner became dislodged
and fell, striking him on the head
and inflict ing a severe scalp
wound. The blow rendered him
uncop.sci.uis for a few minutes
and it required the services of a
surgeon (o close the wound, lie
is able to be around today, but
still feels arther sore from the ef
fects of the injury.
Mrs. Simons Is Improving.
Saturday Mrs. II. Simons of this
city was operated on at the Wise
Memorial hospital in Omaha, and
while the operation was quite a
severe one, Mrs. Simons is doinsr
nicely and her friends and family
feel that she will recover shortly
from the effects of the operation
and be restored to them in pood
health. Miss Rose Pred of Pen
der, Neb., a sister of Mrs. Simons,
came down Saturday to be at her
sister's side during: the operation.
Has Your Child Worms?
Most children do. A Coated,
Murred Tongue; Strong Breath;
Stomach Pains; Circles under
Eyes; Pale, Sallow Complexion;
Nervous, Fretful; flrindinpr of
Teeth; Tossing; in Sleep; peculiar
Dreams any one of these indi
cate Child has Worms. Cet a box
of Kiekapoo Worm Killer at once.
It kills the Worms the cause of
your child's condition. Is Laxa
tive and aids Nature to expel the
Worms. Supplied in candy form.
Easy for children to take. 25c, at
Notice to Cut Weeds.
All residents of road district
No. 7 are notified that it will be
necessary to cut the weeds along
the highway in that district at
once and they should see that
their part of the roadway is
cleared of all weeds.
Walter Dyer, Overseer.
Wedding stationery at the
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r SCID BY CRIGGISTS EVERYWHERE
MR. CHARLES E.
MARTIN LEADING IN
ALL DISTICTS TODAY
Only Three More Weeks of Campaign
"Set Offer" Has Made a Hit With
Workers 5,000 Extra Votes for
Every $15 in Subscriptions
In the vole published today Mr.
Chas. E. Martin of District No. 1
is leading over all candidates in
the -Journal's (ireat Doosler Cam
paign. The question is, who will
lead on the night of August 1st?
All the candidates are working
hard, for they realize that the
awards are going to be won or lost
during the next three weeks.
As the time for the ending of
the campaign grows nearer the
active candidates begin to realize
more and more the value of earn
est effort and hard work among
their friends and the general pub
lic. The lirst part of the contest
is always the easy part, but the
real work comes in the concluding
time of the race.
The time is rapidly approach
ing when the winners nf these
grand prizes will be announced,
and everyone will know just who
are to be the winners ((f the .l,oon
overland Touring Car and the
sinn Schmollei- Mueller Piano
and six district prizes. The candi
dates are keeping- steadily at it,
peppering away at their oppon
ents with a good supply of special
ballots, each hacked by an or
ganization that is determined to
see its favorite win one of the
The spirit which moves the
candidates and their friends to
such great effort at this particular
stage of the campaign is a high
ly commendable one. since the
awards are of such a highly
valuable nature. The 191 i Over
land Touring Car will till the life
DISTRICT BIO. 1
City of Plattsmouth
Least Three of the Prizes will be Awarded
to this District.
Char les E. Martin
Mrs. Sybel Head
Miss Adelia Sayles . . .
Mrs. Joseph Droege . .
Miss Dorothy Dritt . .
Rev. F. M. Druliner
Miss Anna Ileisel . .
Miss Mario Donnelly
Miss Madeline Miner .
Miss Ferris York
DISTRICT NO. 2.
Outside The City of Plattsmouth.
At Least Three of the Prizes will be Awarded
to this District.
Mr. Henry Hirz, jr 07:'H
Miss Grace II. Noltins unj;
Miss Josie Kiser 15 ion
Miss Mildred Lee 135sri
Mr. Martin Nelson 1500
Miss Vivian Fitzpatrick trt7xo
Miss Trudie Long; 1500
Miss Etta Nickels 1500
Miss Pearl McReynolds 150
Mr. Dwight Propst 1500
Mr. Leo Tighe 1000
Miss Jenette Young lftno
Miss Marie Prouty ."."'.'to
Miss Alma "Wiedernan ,vi'.5
Miss Daisy Langhorst 2W55
Miss Elsie Opp l'Jo
Paul Gohrey 1500
Miss Ruth Garrison lono
Miss Edith Peterson L'.VJO
Miss Eula Weaver S300
The Plattsmouth Journal
Big Booster Circulation Campaign
long- desire of the fortunate pos
sessor of the high ofe, while ih
piano will gie the home of the
winner many happy bouts, and
the six district prizes will m;.ke
handsome additions to anyone's
personal belongings. And there
is the 1(1 per cent commission to
all those in the contest who
work to tlu end and fail to v. in
one of the eight prizes oiVered.
The "Set" Offer.
Some of the contestants are of
the opinion that in order to se
cure the r,Min vote certilicale they
must turn in the requisite sl5 all
at one time, but this is . rron is.
As soon as any candidate's new
sub.sei ipt ions amount to a b Uil
of 7f (no payments to be less
than -sl.rm an extra ote certifi
cate, good for o.OOII Votes, will be
credited to the name of the con
testant turning' in the money.
No subscriptions for b-sS tl.au
1.D can be turned in. and tin
contestants realize that this of er
will help to amass a large e
vote if taken full advantage ot.
We are on the last three we ks
of the biggest Contest ever held ill
the county of Cass. Excitement
is at the highest pitch, and all of
the candidates and their cam
paign managers are planning to
cast a final vote that will m;:ke.
their opponents ""sit up and t;'.ke
notice." Judging from all in
dications, there will be ome won
derful surprises in store for the
public when the lmal .(e is ca.-t
and counted by the judges.
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